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Castleton, Earl (GB, 1720 - 1723)
Creation: let.pat. 18 Jun 1720
Extinct: 23 May 1723
Family name: Saunderson
Paly of six Argent and Azure on a Bend Sable three Annulets Or
A Talbot passant Argent eared Sable
Dexter: a Talbot Argent eared Sable; Sinister: a Griffin Gules forelegged and ducally gorged Or
Sans Dieu rien (Without God there is nothing)
James [Saunderson], 6th Viscount Castleton later 1st Earl Castleton
6th but 1st surv. son and heir of George [Saunderson], 5th Viscount Castleton, by his 1st wife Hon Grace Belasyse, 3rd dau. of Hon Henry Belasyse (by his wife Grace Barton, dau. of Sir Thomas Barton, of Smithells, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Belasyse], 1st Viscount Fauconberg
23 May 1723
19 Oct 1714 Baron Saunderson, of Saxby in the County of Lincoln
2 Jul 1716 Viscount Castleton, of Sandbeck in the County of York
18 Jun 1720 Earl Castleton, of Sandbeck in the County of York
Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newark 1698-1700 and 1701-10; Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire 1705-23; suc. his father as 6th Viscount Castleton 27 May 1714
On the death of the 1st Earl Castleton all his peerage titles and his baronetcy became extinct. He left his estates to his maternal cousin, Hon Thomas Lumley later Lumley-Saunderson, later 3rd Earl of Scarbrough.
First written 23 May 2003
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